In Redneck in Kenya, you’ll discover what happened when a guy from Texas, Danny Conner, decided to take a break from the hectic life of the oil and gas business to become a volunteer at a children’s shelter in Kenya. In this raucously fun collection of anecdotes and experiences, Danny shares his unique and amusing observations of everyday life in Africa. His off-beat perspective on the world around him will make you laugh while also recounting some of the harsh realities of daily life in Kenya. You’ll laugh as Danny wanders into a Nairobi “Barber Shop Salon & Restaurant” for his first haircut in Kenya, clashes with the Nairobi police, treks through the African wilderness, and encounters the infamous Masai warrior. Share in his struggles to acclimate to a world very different from his own and to communicate with his new friends in his distinctive Texas accent. Tucked between the pages of humor are detailed accounts of getting tear-gassed in the middle of one of the world’s largest slums and making food distributions to refugee camps. There is never a dull moment on this journey where he gained a new perspective and still managed to laugh a lot.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Looking for a haircut in Nairobi, Kenya

It was Saturday morning in Nairobi, Kenya and I was walking down Ngong Road looking for a haircut. I hadn't had the wig trimmed since leaving Houston, Texas, almost two months before, and at that point my options were limited to somewhere in Kenya. I had just passed by the "Adams Arcade Mosque & Dental Clinic," which would have been perfect if I was a Muslim with a toothache but all I needed was a haircut. Just down the road I saw a sign that said "Barber Shop Salon & Restaurant." How could I beat that? Get the hair clipped and get some grub at the same time......

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"Redneck in Kenya" is coming soon

Redneck in Kenya will be released on August 15, 2010. Please check back at to purchase the book from